Research course

Industrial and Applied Mathematics

University of Nottingham · School of Mathematical Sciences

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in mathematics or a closely related subject with substantial mathematical content.

Months of entry


Course content

A brief overview of certain specific research interests includes:

  • bifurication theory
  • elasticity
  • exponential asymptotics
  • fluid mechanics
  • free surface problems
  • industrial mathematics
  • nonlinear and statistical optics
  • nonlinear waves and solutions
  • nuceation/coagulation-fragmentation processes
  • pattern formation
  • reaction-diffusion equations

These equations are generally nonlinear and cannot be solved exactly, so various mathematical techniques are used to obtain approximate solutions. These approaches may include asymptotic methods - when one parameter in the problem is very small, similarity methods - to find a limited class of solutions, bifurcation theory - to give a qualitative description of the solution, or numerical methods - to find approximate solutions with the help of a computer.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Mathematical Sciences web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559